Drug officials seize 110 ‘abortion kits’ in Pampore

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PAMPORE: Drug Control officials raided several medical shops in Pampore and seized illegal drugs including 110 abortion kits, official said. The illegal sale of Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) kits, commonly known as ‘abortion kits’ is rampant in Kashmir, despite strict guidelines on its sale and use. The kits, with a maximum retail price of Rs 500, are sold at Rs 2,500 to 3,000, sources told Kashmir Reader. The kit is recommended for pregnancies of not more than 63 days, under medical supervision. Drug Inspector Tasaduq Hussain told Kashmir Reader that the raids were conducted after complaints of illegal drugs being sold in Pampore and other areas of Pulwama district. He said several dealers in Namblabal, Drangbal, Tanchibagh and Kadlabal Pampore were inspected. He added that the seized items will be sent for further investigation.